Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Installing LTO3 tape drives

Today we attempted to install a LTO3 tape drive unit onto the baseline system. However, the tape drive would not respond to user initiated commands. Why? Apparently the operating system was not patched correctly per LTO3 documentation. How did we figure that out?

showrev -p | grep patch number

In this case, it was the following:

#showrev -p | grep 108725

This outputs information regarding the LTO3 tape driver.

1 comment:

Tape4Backup said...

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